"All that palsies is not Bell's [1]"-The need to define Bell's palsy as an adverse event following immunization

Barbara Rath*, Thomas Linder, David Cornblath, Michael Hudson, Rohini Fernandopulle, Katharina Hartmann, Ulrich Heininger, Hector Izurieta, Leslie Killion, Pangiotis Kokotis, James Oleske, Michael Vajdy, Virginia Wong

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Abstract

Bell's palsy has been reported as an adverse event following immunization (AEFI). Review of the published literature reveals that several characteristics have been used to describe Bell's palsy, which differ significantly from author to author. Evidently, the definition of "Bell's palsy" remains controversial, and consensus between different medical subspecialties is urgently needed. The Brighton Collaboration has formed an international working group with representatives of neurology, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, electrophysiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical and biotech industry as well as regulatory agencies to create a case definition of Bell's palsy as an AEFI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalVaccine
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2007

Keywords

  • AEFI
  • Bell's palsy
  • Clinical definition

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